tcsh is not csh
klyons at corserv.com
Thu Nov 11 14:17:58 PST 2004
Richard Coleman wrote:
> I think the reality is that most people here would rather deal with a
> few csh incompatibilities in order to have a much more featureful shell,
> rather than use an ancient shell in order to get bug for bug compatibility.
I humbly suggest that /bin contain csh and tcsh. Is that too hard?
> Writing a shell is hard work (I was involved in zsh development many
> years ago).
Yes, and writing shell scripts is done to maximize portability. Ie csh
is really csh, sh is really sh. That is a lot of work. It would be
nice if the base system could be relied upon.
Since there are plenty of good third party shells, there
> are many other tasks for which FreeBSD developers can better spend their
> Richard Coleman
> rcoleman at criticalmagic.com
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